Adalat and Impotence

Clinical studies have shown that 1 to 3 percent of men taking Adalat CC reported problems with impotence. If you are taking Adalat CC and impotence occurs, be sure to contact your healthcare provider. He or she may recommend several things, such as taking an erectile dysfunction medication, changing your Adalat CC dosage, or switching to a different high blood pressure medication.

Adalat and Impotence: An Overview

Adalat CC® (nifedipine) is a prescription medication known as a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Like most medicines, there are possible side effects that can occur. Impotence may be one of these side effects.
In studies, impotence was reported in 1 to 3 percent of men taking Adalat CC.

What Is Impotence?

Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).

Adalat and Impotence -- What Should You Do?

It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop impotence while taking Adalat CC. It may also be difficult to know whether impotence is caused by the medication itself or other factors.
If you are taking Adalat CC and impotence becomes a problem, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend. Depending on the severity of your condition, he or she may also recommend that you take an erectile dysfunction medicine, adjust your Adalat CC dosage, or try another blood pressure medication.
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